Marcela Kopková will be a lecturer of majorettes sport, held in the suburbs of Moscow under the name “Camp under Moscow”, from 22 to 25 March 2018. The whole seminar has except majorettes sport still on the program of drums and twirling.
Drum discipline is officially approved by the IFMS member meeting, the rules are ready and can be updated at a seminar in Moscow.
Elements of twirling are becoming more and more common with the use of work with equipment, and knowledge from this area is beneficial to majorettes sport.
On this challenging journey, which is an important step towards the expansion and development of Majorette Sports, will be accompanied by Mrs. Kopkova with Mr. Libor Dušek
He became the founder of Majorettes sport in the Czech Republic, later in Europe. In 1994, for the first time in Hranice, he organized a competition during which he used his experience of brass bands festivals with Majorettes accompaniment and gave the basis for the first rules he elaborated in connection with the development of the Majorettes Movement in the Czech Republic. The subsequent development of the Majorettes Movement was also caused by the fact that he was able to prepare the competition so that it fit into the concept of television programs and for six consecutive years Czech Television Brno broadcastedthe hourly program from the competitions from Hranice devoted to Majorettes. He founded the Hranice Majorettes Civic Association which became the annual announcer of the Czech Republic Championship competition in Majorettes Sport. He was the initiator and co-founder of two international associations of Majorettes Sports.
Following the rules and the Competition Set of Rules, he built the network of organizing towns and municipalities for the competition, invited experts from the field of dance, musical and movement education, as well as from the seriesof Majorettes groups leaders and trained judges. He compiled the evaluating computer program that enabled flexible results processing, printing diplomas and score sheets immediately after the competition.
His experience and knowledge has been used by organizers of competitions at the international level and has thus become the main guarantor of the smooth running of the European Grand Prix and the European Championship in Majorettes Sports.
Master Jiří Necid contributed to the yearly development and improvement of competitions. He laid the foundation for expanding of competition disciplines, not only by equipment (baton, fringes, mix), but also enriched Majorettes Sport with small formations (solos, duo-trios, minis) and for spectators with the appealing discipline Majorettes Show.
He emphasized the careful preparation of all the details and demanded the same approach from his co-workers. He was at the first sightstrict, very focused on work, but he also liked to smile and joke in moments of rest. The moments while he was happy to rate the just-completed competition, he and his colleagues usually experienced on their way back home to Hranice.
The sporting character of the competitions based on the principle of fair play, of increasing performance, beauty and elegance of movement, high social level and demands on the competitive milieu, has become the basis for modern, mass sport that has made sense of the leisure time content for girls under 26 and beauty for the eye of the tourist accompaniment and the public.
For merit, including the development of Majorettes Sport, he was awarded by the City of Hranice Award in March 2013 in memoriam.The prize was taken over by his wife accompanied by their sons.
Interesting spectacle can be a choice of Golden Majorette. Active competitors from 14 years old (2004) attended a Memorial of Jiri Necid may participate. In the case of a higher number of applicants have priority majorettes, who compete in the group or submitted an application sooner. Disciplines:1. Verbal communication (introduction of myself, your club and city) to 15 seconds 2. Demonstration of marching step for accompanying organizer´s music in 30 seconds. Mandatory outfit: majorette cap, majorettes boots 3. Own performance with music in the length of competition´s time
I report from my visit at the International sport festival Avangard and Avangard Open Cup (Dance Championships) in Moscow on 17. – 20.11.2017. Shortly after arrival we had an opportunity to view the vast CSKA Moscow ground comprising of around 43 arenas for multiple sport purposes. One of which being the venue that hosted the Grand Prix Majorettes Sport where I took part as a technical referee.
The contest took place in a friendly atmosphere and I had a chance to regard the level of skills and advancement of the international groups that I could not view at the WCH Prague. Accordingly, and as per the organizers‘ requests, I prepared the MASTER CLASS seminar that was held the following day after the dance competition.
The Russian contestants benefit from excellent flexibility training, but above all also from great efforts and hard work which enabled them to make a huge progress since the last year. I aimed the seminar particularly at the use of the Pom-Pom but also at the baton and possible combinations. The seminar was attended by approx 60 participants from varied groups, countries, coaches and majorettes.
It was followed by the specialist seminar focusing on baton twirling hosted by the experienced and charismatic Jean Michel Ruelle of France. Jean is the Technical Director of the French Twirling Federation (FEDERATION FRANÇAISE SPORTIVE de TWIRLING BÂTON) and a very good tutor. Meeting him was pleasant and enriching.
The whole festival made a magnificient impression, similarly as the last year’s Dance Chanpionships in Sokolniki, both events organized by Andrey Kokoulin. The variety and diversity of the dance sport is interestingnot only for the audience but also beneficial for the competitors who develop new skills and exchange experiences to progress further.
I am delighed that I have a chance to be a part of it, thanks to the majorette sport and IFMS (International Federation Majorettes Sport).